Indian Premier League: BCCI Open To Resuming Tournament In September Ahead Of T20 World Cup, Says Report
With the second wave of COVID-19 rampant in India, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had no choice however to postpone the 14th version of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Tuesday. But the board is eager to faucet the September window earlier than the T20 World Cup to complete the league. Speaking to ANI, a senior BCCI official within the know of developments stated that if the COVID-19 scenario is underneath management in September, the 14th version of the league could be accomplished.
“Why not? If the foreign players are available and the COVID-19 situation is in control, we can definitely look at that window before the T20 WC. It can in fact act as a good preparation ground for the showpiece event,” the official stated.
The T20 World Cup is about to be performed in India in October and November.
Asked concerning the scenario close to the return of the overseas gamers who have been a part of the league, the official stated: “As mentioned by BCCI earlier as well, it shall be ensured that all the players reach home safely. Planning is on and a clear picture will be out by tomorrow on their travel routes.”
Earlier within the day, BCCI Secretary Jay Shah stated that maintaining a tally of the present COVID-19 scenario, the BCCI and IPL Governing Council determined to postpone the league.
“The BCCI and the IPL GC have unanimously decided to postpone the 2021 season till further notice. We don’t wish to compromise the safety of the players, the people involved, the employees, the groundsmen, the match officials, every single person involved,” he informed ANI.
SunRisers Hyderabad wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha examined optimistic on Tuesday morning after there have been COVID-19 instances in two franchises on Monday. While two of the members of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) contingent examined optimistic, two Kolkata Knight Riders gamers examined optimistic — Varun Chakaravarthy and Sandeep Warrier — forcing the BCCI to postpone the KKR-RCB recreation in Ahmedabad.
With Saha testing optimistic, the sport on Tuesday night between SRH and defending champions Mumbai Indians additionally wanted to be postponed. This made issues worse as the sport between RCB and KKR had already been postponed and the sport between CSK and Rajasthan Royals was additionally set to be referred to as off because the Chennai unit was in strict quarantine.
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